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MGX5220 - Managing work, family and life

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Anne Bardoel


Caulfield First semester 2007 (On-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (On-campus)


The purpose of this unit is to examine and debate the critical challenges facing individuals, families, and employers in managing work, family and life. It seeks to identify linkages between individuals, families, work environments, and society by studying the research that explores this interdependence. Implications of a number of radical changes (e.g. increasing demographic and cultural diversity, greater emphasis on lifestyle balance by employed men and women, and changes in the way work is structured) on these linkages will be examined. Topics studied include work-family conflict, organisational work-life policies and programs, legal and business issues concerning work-life.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Individual assignment (1500 words): 20%
Individual assignment (3500 words): 40%
Individual assignment (1500 words): 20%
Individual assignment: 20%


MGX9600 and must have passed four 9000-level units